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Champaign Fire Department Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting Ice Rescue Training January 20-22, 2015 at Mattis Park on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. Crews will respond to a report of a victim that has fallen through the ice and will perform a rescue of the victim (s). There will be two sessions daily at 8:30 and 10:00am…
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Champaign Fire Department Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls,…
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Township and Fire District Reimbursement

In accordance with State law, after annexation of property the City of Champaign is required to reimburse the Townships and Fire Districts for the loss of revenue they experience. The City reimburses the Townships for 10 years after an annexation, and the Fire Districts are reimbursed for 5 years with the amount decreasing by 20…
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Champaign Fire Department Advises Winter Weather Safety Tips During Extreme Temperatures

With single and sub-zero temperatures soon to arrive, the Champaign Fire Department urges all to prepare to avoid injuries and property damage.   According to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, single and sub-temperatures cannot only affect someone’s health, but pipes and outside water lines can freeze and burst if not protected. Single and sub-zero temperatures are…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 1818 Sadler Dr.

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 1818 Sadler Dr. on December 30, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and fire coming from a north window on the lower level of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main…
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The Champaign Fire Department Offers Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays!

During this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department reminds you to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday decorations increase during the month of December, with nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occurring because the decorations were placed too close to a…
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